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Just announced: Harmonica Course Autumn 2015

Harmonica Course Autumn 2015

22 September - 01/12/2015 / 18:00 - 21:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

A ten week course for harmonicists of all standards!

Three harmonica classes: Beginners; start from scratch. Beginners Continued; extend your new-learned skills. Intermediate-Advanced; brush up on your existing techniques and repertoire and push yourself to new heights. 

This ever popular course has something for every aspiring harmonica player.

"Excellent value for money, recommend to anyone who would like to learn basics."

Easy to learn, fun to play, inexpensive and widely used in many styles from folk to classical; with a Harmonica you carry a world of music in your pocket. 

Tutor Mat Walklate will dispel the myths and reveal the mysteries.

"A fun, informal, and very well-taught introduction to the harmonica. The balance between an informal environment and transfer of musical skills was very well struck."

  • Venue: Education Room 1 at Band on the Wall
  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Dates: September 22nd, 29th. October 6th, 13th, 20th. November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th. December 1st.
  • Times: Beginner 6-7pm. Beginner Continued 7-8pm. Int / Adv 8pm-9pm.
  • Price: £70.00 Full, £50.00 Concession, £10.00 Pay-per-session

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Just announced: Picturehouse Choir Autumn 2015

Picturehouse Choir Autumn 2015

30 September - 06 December / 17:15 - 19:15 / More Info / Enrol

Brighter Sound’s own brilliant natural voice acapella singing group at Band on the Wall. Learn songs from around the world, all taught in the aural tradition. A great way to start choral singing. No experience required. Performance opportunities. Friendly, social, and fun with the odd great cake! 

"There's no choir in the world quite like this one - love it to bits!"

"Fun, relaxed choir with an inspirational musical director and open to anyone and everyone who wants to sing"

  • Dates: 30th September, 7th 14th 21st October, 4th 11th 18th 25th November, 2nd December.
  • Final rehearsal and performance at Band on the Wall with other Brighter Sound courses on SUNDAY 6th December.
  • Prices: Standard £55 Conc £42 Pay-Per-Session £9 (please pay at the Box Office on arrival).
  • Venue: The Picturehouse at Band on the Wall.
  • Days: Wednesdays
  • Times: 5.15-7.15pm

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Just announced: Ableton Live Autumn 2015: Early 1-2-1

Ableton Live Autumn 2015: Early 1-2-1

22 September - 20 October / 18:00 / 19:00 / 20:00 / More Info / Enrol

Another chance to take this popular 5 week course at Band on the Wall for entry level to intermediate users of Ableton Live the music software package for composition, songwriting, recording, production, beat-making, remixing and live performance.

  • Day: Tuesdays
  • Dates: 22, 29 September 6, 13, 20 October
  • Venue: Studio at Band on the Wall
  • Class times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm.

(all are individual 1 to 1 sessions lasting 50 minutes)

For Full details click Enrol.

Just announced: A Rafters Reunion, 14th November.

A Rafters Reunion

14 November / 22:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

A Rafters Reunion!

DJs – the original jazz funk tastemakers:

Colin Curtis, John Grant, Bill Wildman & Hewan Clarke.

We celebrate the hottest top import disco funk and jazz club in the North and the music that emanated from it.

From 1978 - 1983, the Manchester cellar club was packed to the rafters every Saturday with DJs playing soul, jazz and funk fusion.

Expect: Roy Ayers, Debra Laws, Mandrill Kleeer, Sharon Redd, Starpoint, Joe Sample, Crusaders, Lonnie Liston Smith, Players Association, Airto, Al Hudson, Gap Band, Rick James, Jean Carn, Teena Marie, Mystic Merlin, Atmosfear, Deodato, Glenn Jones, Kenny Burke, Terumasa, Hino, Alphonse, Mouzon Maze, Lenny White, Candido, Dexter Wansel.

Relive those memories from a live defining club. Gonna be a big thing!

Colin Curtis interview here at electrofunkroots:

Hewan Clarke interview at electrofunkroots:

Just announced: Baked A La Ska, 23rd December.

Baked A La Ska

23 December / 20:00 / More Info / Buy Tickets

Kick off the festive season in style at our annual Christmas special featuring the one and only Baked A La Ska live! They had everyone dancing on the tables last Christmas so we thought we'd bring Santa's favourite rudeboys back! They'll be celebrating the release of their fourth album Ska of Wonder and delivering seasonal ska treats such as "When You Wish Upon A Ska", "Walking In The Air", "We Three Kings”, "Harmonica for Christmas" and many more!

Baked A La Ska are the “heavy heavy sound” of Manchester. Since 2008, they have been serving up the sweetest of good party vibes, vintage ska sounds and an eccentric platter of covers.

It’s a band of assembled oddballs and pranksters brought together by keyboardist and wizard Basil Padprik, fronted by an un-holy trio of singers: Frank “The Skank”, Tommy Robot and Kuntri Ranks, who combine with the soft lilt and harmonica magic of Robin Sunflower. Baked A La Ska also feature one of the tightest rhythm sections in Manchester with the "chops to make you drop".

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